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Freelancing = Loneliness?

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "what is your method of addressing that?"

 

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obviously

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LIN F Member Since: Apr 30, 2016
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Two dogs and four cats keep me company during the day, but It can be very isolating. Sometimes days will pass before I realize that the only conversations I’ve had are the brief ones with my partner in the evenings. Recently signed up with a local freelancing group who have meetups - everyone takes along their laptops and works alongside each other in a in a public space for 3 hours a week. Have yet to attend one, but I think it’s a great way to change the scenery and force some human contact-so looking forward to it.
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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
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Well, I have another job which is inline skating teaching so I do interact with other people face to face. At home I am always studying languages, and when I do that I have to answer recorded voices asking me things, so that keeps me with the illusion that I am talking with a human being. Smiley LOL

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Sergio S wrote:

Well, I have another job which is inline skating teaching so I do interact with other people face to face. 


Oh that's pretty neat. Pics?

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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
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Jennifer M wrote:

Sergio S wrote:

Well, I have another job which is inline skating teaching so I do interact with other people face to face. 


Oh that's pretty neat. Pics?


Well... I am sending you one through PM.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Preston H wrote:

re: "what is your method of addressing that?"

 

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obviously


Truth.  

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Kat C Member Since: Jul 11, 2016
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Tom Z wrote:

Working remotely can be lonely -- what is your method of addressing that?


I may be the odd woman out on this topic...but, I don't get lonely at all. 

 

I do become stir crazy sitting in the same room all day. So, I'll pack up my work belongings and head on down to a local work coop. But, then the egregiously loud real estate agent starts yelling on her phone with her office door open. Everything has its trade-offs. 

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Remi O Member Since: Jun 6, 2016
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I'm with you Kat. I don't get lonely at all. I guess it's because of my personality plus, yes, I do think of the craziness I've experienced in workplaces in the past. No, thanks!

 

I always do stuff on the weekends with friends and groups I'm a part of. And I do have lunch with friends during the week so that helps.

 

 

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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
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Remi O wrote:

I'm with you Kat. I don't get lonely at all. I guess it's because of my personality plus, yes, I do think of the craziness I've experienced in workplaces in the past. No, thanks!


If there is something I hate in the open space offices so fashionable in this millenium is the constant ruckus that doesn't allow me to concentrate. When I remember the time when I had to go through that I feel blessed being "unemployed" and lonely. I am so much efficient now. But yeah, I guess it's because of my personality.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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One of the big benefits of freelancing is flexibility, which includes the flexibility to go to the gym mid-morning, have a two-hour lunch with a friend, call your mom when the whim strikes, volunteer during hours that are typically hard for non-profits to staff (and so on, and so on). 

 

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